Set Apart and Cutting Away

God gave Jesus to be the bride-groom and the church to be his bride. And so, when the bride takes off with a lover, it stings.  In marriage we are set apart for each other, and so in our relationship with the Lord we are to be set apart for him.  How’s that working for you? Continue reading

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Bobble-Head Prophets

Surrounding yourself with yes-men is going to get you into trouble. Sometimes we are so committed to our own wisdom that we go our own way and listen to the bobble-head prophets around us. God will not be mocked, and we may just meet our Maker… Continue reading

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God Steps Back

If we really, really think we know better, God can be provoked to step back and let us have our way for a while. You want freedom? You think you know better? Okay… have at ‘er. Isaiah helps us see today that this is a dangerous place for the child of God to be. Continue reading

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In Bed With The World

Where are you flirting or even cheating with the world? The Lord doesn’t appreciate when we flaunt our relationship with the world before him. We embrace the world, and then ask God why he is angry. Meanwhile, God is watching and waiting for us to turn back to him… Continue reading

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Are You Going?

King Jehoshaphat shared his dedication and faith in God with his people.  He knew the essence of the presence of God’s people here on earth is to be sent ones for God.  Are you going? Are you going to share and build up others in the knowledge of the Lord? Continue reading

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Sent

“Here am I. Send me!” This is the answer God wants to hear from each of us.  Where are you sent by God?  Today we realize that God is in the business of sending. The essence of the church is God sending. As Jesus was sent, we are now sent to share God’s love! Continue reading

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Calling Out to False gods

The people had forsaken God, and then they created idol gods which could never help them. We do the same: we forsake God and go our own ways, create idols to worship after our ideas and desires and even sins.  And then we cry out for help and no one comes… Continue reading

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